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Kansas Jayhawks: 2020-21 Schedule Analysis

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Leading up to the 2020-21 Big 12 season, Heartland College Sports will analyze each of the Big 12 men’s basketball schedules. Today it’s the Kansas Jayhawks.

Season opener: The Jayhawks will open the season at the Fort Myers Tip-Off in Fort Myers, Florida, as they face another Top 5 team, the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Tournaments: The Fort Myers Tip-Off is the only true tournament on the schedule this season.

The Big 12/Big East Game: Kansas will host Creighton on Dec. 8.

The Big 12/SEC Game: Kansas plays one of the Big 12/SEC marquee games when the Jayhawks travel to Tennessee on Jan. 30.


The Big Non-Con: The Jayhawks will face Kentucky on Dec. 1 at the State Farm Champions Classic in Chicago, Illinois.

Mid-Major Danger: North Dakota State shared the Summit League title last season with a 25-8 record and a 13-3 league record. It’s the Jayhawks’ third game in five days, starting with the Kentucky game.

Big 12 Opener: The Jayhawks open the Big 12 season against Texas Tech in Lubbock in Dec. 17.

The ‘Big’ Big 12 stretch: Kansas has a tough stretch to end the Big 12 season, as they host Texas Tech on Feb. 20, followed by a road game at Texas and a home game against Baylor to end the season.

Note: Due to COVID-19 and the late-evolving nature of national schedules, the schedule is subject to change and could see games removed or added with little notice.

2020-21 Kansas Schedule

(Home games in Bold; *-Big 12 game; schedule subject to change)

Nov. 26 vs. Gonzaga (Fort Myers Tip-Off, Fort Myers, Florida)

Nov. 27 vs. Saint Joseph’s (Fort Myers Tip-Off, Fort Myers, Florida)

Dec. 1 vs. Kentucky (Champions Classic, Chicago, Illinois)

Dec. 3 Washburn

Dec. 5 North Dakota State

Dec. 8 Creighton (Big 12-Big East Battle)

Dec. 11 Omaha

Dec. 13 Tarleton State

Dec. 17 at Texas Tech*

Dec. 22 West Virginia*


Jan. 2 Texas*

Jan. 5 at TCU*

Jan. 9 Oklahoma*

Jan. 12 at Oklahoma State*

Jan. 16 Iowa State*

Jan. 18 at Baylor*

Jan. 23 at Oklahoma*

Jan. 26 TCU*

Jan. 30 at Tennessee

Feb. 2 Kansas State*

Feb. 6 at West Virginia*

Feb. 8 Oklahoma State*

Feb. 13 at Iowa State*

Feb. 16 at Kansas State*

Feb. 20 Texas Tech*

Feb. 22 at Texas*

Feb. 27 Baylor*

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